Old tales given new twist
An elephant and a pig are among the new characters being welcomed to Karangahape Rd.
K’ Rd artist Tanja McMillan, better known as Misery, officially unveiled her latest public artworks on the strip and in Beresford Square last week.
Both bronze pieces draw on quirky stories from the area’s history. The work Thief recalls a time when animals would escape from nearby farms to eat the fruit and vegetables on display in shops.
The girl and elephant piece, called Twist, is based on a story McMillan heard of a baby elephant dancing with children at a circus in George Court Department Store’s rooftop playground in the 1960s.
The Waitemata Local Board put out a call for artwork which offers interactive engagement for young children.
features a dancing elephant in Beresford Square.
Little bandit: Thief artwork on Karangahape Rd by artist Tanja McMillan, better known as Misery.
Twinkle toes: Twist